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    Stop pupils emailing each other Exchange 2003

    Hi

    Our students are using email like messenger and the staff are just letting them get on with it.

    I want to prevent students emailing each other, but still allow them to send and receive staff email messages.

    I looked at delivery restrictions, but not sure if that is the way to go as it refers to prevention of receiving email rather than prevention of sending email?

    Many thaks

    Tazz

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    are you using exchange? or some other email system?

    you may find that you can set groups where you can allow sending to some areas and not others. alturnatively you could look at delaying how long it takes to recive messages sent between students... if it isn't instant then they may get bored using it and switch to facebook chat instead via proxy sites

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    In exchange, you can indeed define who can email whom (especially useful for the 'AllStaff' list )

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    In exchange, you can indeed define who can email whom (especially useful for the 'AllStaff' list )
    That's great but how exactly? Thanks Tazz

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    We have the same issue here, so any assistance would be appreciated!!

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    You can't restrict sending like that in exchange but you can restrict revicing:

    How to restrict internal recipients a user can send to : Exchange 2003
    You can set which users the user can send email to, but you have to set it on every individual user. You can make that change in bulk using admodify.net I believe.

    Exchange works on the "everyone but" method, which means to restrict a single user you have to change everyone else, and change any new users.

    -M
    What you need to do is modify all of the student users to accept email from everyone but the students group:

    How to restrict the users who can send inbound Internet e-mail to another user or to a distribution group in Exchange 2003

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    Thanks SYNACK. All works, shame I can't do them all in one hit though!! Guess I'll have to plow through all the users now...

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    I have a VBS script which will modify this all in one go.

    (Offered with no warranty etc. I suggest you try it on a test OU first!)

    Code:
    Const ADS_PROPERTY_APPEND = 2
    Const strOU = "LDAP://OU=Year 11,OU=Students,OU=MON,OU=Establishments,DC=montgomery,DC=internal" 
    Const strGroup1 = "CN=Teaching Staff E-Mail,OU=Network Operational Groups,OU=Groups,OU=Not On RM,OU=Establishments,DC=montgomery,DC=internal"
    
    Set objOU = GetObject(strOU) 
    objOU.Filter = Array("user")
    
    For Each objUser In objOU
    'wscript.Echo objUser.Name
    objUser.PutEx ADS_PROPERTY_APPEND, "dLMemSubmitPerms", _
    Array(strGroup1)
    objUser.SetInfo
    Next
    To use it do the following;

    1. Create a group that you WANT to be able to e-mail students, in this case we called it Teaching Staff E-mail, because we want teachers to be able to e-mail students, but no one else.

    2. Program the LDAP string of the container with the users in you want to apply this setting to. You might need to us LDAP browser from softerra to get the correct string, unless you're good at writing them yourself.

    3. Run the script. This will add the group teaching staff e-mail into the delivery restrictions for every account in the specified OU so that the students can only receive mail from the members of that group.

    Mike.

    EDIT: Note, this method also stops them receiving mail from outside the organisation as well. We don't allow this at the moment, so this method works for us! I think there's probably an addition to the script that can change the radial button too, so you can do it the other way round - 'receive from everyone except'
    Last edited by maniac; 27th March 2009 at 09:18 AM. Reason: Adding information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    You can't restrict sending like that in exchange but you can restrict revicing:

    How to restrict internal recipients a user can send to : Exchange 2003


    What you need to do is modify all of the student users to accept email from everyone but the students group:

    How to restrict the users who can send inbound Internet e-mail to another user or to a distribution group in Exchange 2003
    Fantastic - I used ADinfinitun and stopped the whole of year 9 mailing eac other! Thanks again.

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    Just one point with this, is there a school policy to say that students can't do this? do staff have a preference or SMT?

    Ben

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    We created a little On/Off program for teachers to control email access for students in a particular room. The email launcher program for students first checks an INI file - and will allow/deny based on the room's value. Simple

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    Quote Originally Posted by tazz View Post
    Fantastic - I used ADinfinitun and stopped the whole of year 9 mailing eac other! Thanks again.
    What is ADinfinitun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by webman View Post
    We created a little On/Off program for teachers to control email access for students in a particular room. The email launcher program for students first checks an INI file - and will allow/deny based on the room's value. Simple
    Time to re-ignite an old thread. Can you share this webman?

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